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A Study of the Viability of Implementing a Child Development CounsellingProgrammefor Caregivers of Children with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)Aged 0–3 Yearsin Uganda (2023)
Thesis
Namukwaya, C. (2023). A Study of the Viability of Implementing a Child Development CounsellingProgrammefor Caregivers of Children with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)Aged 0–3 Yearsin Uganda. (Thesis). University of salford

Development remains an immediate problem of health concern in Uganda for children who are of lower economic status. Approximately 15,000 babies are born with sickle cell disease (SCD) in Uganda every year. Children with SCD have special healthcare n... Read More about A Study of the Viability of Implementing a Child Development CounsellingProgrammefor Caregivers of Children with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)Aged 0–3 Yearsin Uganda.

Interrogating the possibilities and problems of YouTube sex edutainment content : an Actor-Network Theory approach (2022)
Thesis
Garwood-Cross, L. (2022). Interrogating the possibilities and problems of YouTube sex edutainment content : an Actor-Network Theory approach. (Thesis). University of Salford

British Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) has gained public attention in recent years due to several reports highlighting gaps in provision and a change of statutory guidance for RSE in 2019. Historically RSE has linked sex with risk and shame, s... Read More about Interrogating the possibilities and problems of YouTube sex edutainment content : an Actor-Network Theory approach.

Football fandom as a platform for digital health promotion and behaviour change: a mobile app case study (2022)
Journal Article
Fenton, A., Cooper-Ryan, A., Hardey, M., & Ahmed, W. (2022). Football fandom as a platform for digital health promotion and behaviour change: a mobile app case study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(14), 8417. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19148417

Background: The last decade has seen a dramatic shift toward the study of fitness surveillance, thanks in part to the emergence of mobile health (mHealth) apps that allow users to track their health through a variety of data-driven insights. This stu... Read More about Football fandom as a platform for digital health promotion and behaviour change: a mobile app case study.

Exploring strategies for using Social Media to self-manage health care when living with and beyond breast cancer : in-depth qualitative study (2020)
Journal Article
Ure, C., Cooper-Ryan, A., Condie, J., & Galpin, A. (2020). Exploring strategies for using Social Media to self-manage health care when living with and beyond breast cancer : in-depth qualitative study. JMIR, 22(5), e16902. https://doi.org/10.2196/16902

Background: As breast cancer survival rates improve and structural health resources are increasingly being stretched, health providers require people living with and beyond breast cancer (LwBBC) to self-manage aspects of their care. Objective: Thi... Read More about Exploring strategies for using Social Media to self-manage health care when living with and beyond breast cancer : in-depth qualitative study.

Using e-cigarettes for smoking cessation : evaluation of a pilot project in the North West of England (2020)
Journal Article
Coffey, M., Cooper-Ryan, A., Houston, L., Thompson, K., & Cook, P. (2020). Using e-cigarettes for smoking cessation : evaluation of a pilot project in the North West of England. Perspectives in Public Health, 140(6), 351-361. https://doi.org/10.1177/1757913920912436

Aims: E-cigarettes have been advocated as an effective smoking cessation intervention, with evidence indicating that they are substantially less harmful than conventional cigarettes. As a result, a pilot to encourage people to swap from conventional... Read More about Using e-cigarettes for smoking cessation : evaluation of a pilot project in the North West of England.

A novel mixed methods approach to assess children’s sedentary behaviours (2020)
Journal Article
Hurter, L., Cooper-Ryan, A., Knowles, Z., Porcellato, L., Fairclough, S., & Boddy, L. (2020). A novel mixed methods approach to assess children’s sedentary behaviours. Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour, 3(1), 78-86. https://doi.org/10.1123/jmpb.2019-0040

Purpose: Accurately measuring sedentary behaviour (SB) in children is challenging by virtue of its complex nature. Whilst self-report questionnaires are susceptible to recall errors, accelerometer data lacks contextual information. This study aimed t... Read More about A novel mixed methods approach to assess children’s sedentary behaviours.

Smartphone fitness apps and football fans : a case study of Fan Fit (2019)
Book Chapter
Fenton, A., Cooper-Ryan, A., & Vasilica, C. (2019). Smartphone fitness apps and football fans : a case study of Fan Fit. In P. Krustrup, & D. Parnell (Eds.), Football as Medicine: Prescribing Football for Global Health Promotion. Routledge

The growth of smartphone ownership by fans around the world has continued to increase. Meanwhile, we are seeing a rise in dangerous levels of obesity, diabetes and heart disease. The most at-risk, hard-to-reach groups are often synonymous with footba... Read More about Smartphone fitness apps and football fans : a case study of Fan Fit.

The impact of the public transport on the health of work commuters : a systematic review (2019)
Journal Article
Norgate, S., Cooper-Ryan, A., Lavin, S., Stonier, C., & Cooper, C. (2020). The impact of the public transport on the health of work commuters : a systematic review. Health Psychology Review, 14(2), 325-344. https://doi.org/10.1080/17437199.2019.1618723

Although the public transport (PT) commute can form a substantial part of the working day, there is a significant gap in our understanding of how it influences health of those who engage in it. The purpose of this systematic review was to therefore g... Read More about The impact of the public transport on the health of work commuters : a systematic review.

Validating the sedentary sphere method in children : does wrist or accelerometer brand matter? (2019)
Journal Article
Hurter, L., Rowlands, A., Fairclough, S., Gibbon, K., Knowles, Z., Porcellato, L., …Boddy, L. (2019). Validating the sedentary sphere method in children : does wrist or accelerometer brand matter?. Journal of Sports Sciences, 37(16), 1910-1918. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2019.1605647

This study aimed to validate the Sedentary Sphere posture classification method from wrist-worn accelerometers in children. Twenty-seven 9–10-year-old children wore ActiGraph GT9X (AG) and GENEActiv (GA) accelerometers on both wrists, and activPAL on... Read More about Validating the sedentary sphere method in children : does wrist or accelerometer brand matter?.

Establishing raw acceleration thresholds to classify sedentary and stationary behaviour in children (2018)
Journal Article
Hurter, L., Fairclough, S., Knowles, Z., Porcellato, L., Cooper-Ryan, A., & Boddy, L. (2018). Establishing raw acceleration thresholds to classify sedentary and stationary behaviour in children. Children, 5(12), 172. https://doi.org/10.3390/children5120172

This study aimed to: (1) compare acceleration output between ActiGraph (AG) hip and wrist monitors and GENEActiv (GA) wrist monitors; (2) identify raw acceleration sedentary and stationary thresholds for the two brands and placements; and (3) validat... Read More about Establishing raw acceleration thresholds to classify sedentary and stationary behaviour in children.

Personalising Twitter communication : an evaluation of ‘rotation-curation’ for enhancing social media engagement within higher education (2018)
Journal Article
Condie, J., Ayodele, I., Chowdhury, S., Powe, S., & Cooper, A. (2018). Personalising Twitter communication : an evaluation of ‘rotation-curation’ for enhancing social media engagement within higher education. Journal of Marketing for Higher Education, 28(2), 192-209. https://doi.org/10.1080/08841241.2018.1453910

Social media content generated by learning communities within universities is serving both pedagogical and marketing purposes. There is currently a dearth of literature related to social media use at the departmental level within Higher Education Ins... Read More about Personalising Twitter communication : an evaluation of ‘rotation-curation’ for enhancing social media engagement within higher education.

Charities’ use of Twitter : exploring social support for women living with and beyond breast cancer (2017)
Journal Article
Ure, C., Galpin, A., Cooper-Ryan, A., & Condie, J. (2019). Charities’ use of Twitter : exploring social support for women living with and beyond breast cancer. Information, Communication and Society, 22(8), 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2017.1402943

Twitter is one social media platform that enables those experiencing breast cancer to access support from others. This study explores how cancer charities provide support to women living with and beyond breast cancer (LWBBC) through their Twitter fee... Read More about Charities’ use of Twitter : exploring social support for women living with and beyond breast cancer.

Barriers and facilitators to extended working lives in Europe : a gender focus (2017)
Journal Article
Edge, C., Cooper, A., & Coffey, M. (2017). Barriers and facilitators to extended working lives in Europe : a gender focus. Public Health Reviews, 38(2), https://doi.org/10.1186/s40985-017-0053-8

Background: There is a global imperative to respond to the challenge of a growing ‘old-age dependency ratio’ by ensuring the workforce is healthy enough to remain in work for longer. Currently more than half of older workers leave before the default... Read More about Barriers and facilitators to extended working lives in Europe : a gender focus.

Digital public health & is sitting the new smoking? (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Clarke-Cornwell, A., & Cooper-Ryan, A. (2016, August). Digital public health & is sitting the new smoking?. Presented at Manchester Science Festival, Library of Ideas at Victoria Station, Manchester

Bakhtin, digital scholarship and new publishing practices as carnival (2016)
Journal Article
Cooper, A., & Condie, J. (2016). Bakhtin, digital scholarship and new publishing practices as carnival. Journal of applied social theory, 1(1), 26-43

Digital scholarship is causing disruptions to established academic practices that have long framed how we share knowledge and do research. The web is increasingly vital to all forms of academic scholarship. Using key theoretical concepts from the wor... Read More about Bakhtin, digital scholarship and new publishing practices as carnival.